Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has achieved a “good” rating overall following its first Care Quality Commission inspection as a single organisation - down from the “outstanding” held by one of its predecessor trusts.
With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.
Two West Midlands trusts have been accused by councillors of “playground politics” in their ongoing failure to agree on the delivery of cancer services.
Julia Jones tells how her campaign is committed to promoting a welcoming approach to care givers as a policy and in practice
A trust’s use of digital dictation and outsourcing typing to generate letters not just led to reducing delays and costs but wider administrative changes. By Alison Moore
Once nobody in NHS management is bulletproof anymore, everybody in NHS management is bulletproof. By Andy Cowper
Four children were potentially exposed to severe harm after delays in their treatment, as dozens have been on a surgery waiting list for more than a year.
Controversial recommendations over the national reconfiguration of congenital heart disease services could be submitted to NHS England in three weeks, ending years of uncertainty.
A High Court judge has rebuked NHS England for denying a life changing drug to a seven year old boy in the face of “overwhelming” clinical evidence.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.
Exploring the relationship and contradictions between the Care Quality’s Commission’s verdicts and the quality of the people who lead the inspected organisations
Commissioners are planning to spend millions of pounds on extra acute mental health services, after shortfalls in beds in a controversial new service placed patients at “intolerable” risk.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has agreed to buy a property for future expansion next to its children’s hospital, with an option to use its charity’s money to fund the purchase.
A coroner has raised concerns about the lack of coordination in mental health services for young people in Birmingham, after a patient under NHS care was found hanged.
Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.
Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.
A top children’s hospital has received the highest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission.
An HSJ roundtable sponsored by Shire brought together experts to ask whether the NHS was taking advantage of all the factors that could improve outcomes for patients with rare diseases. By Alison Moore